When I first turned 30, I knew I was entering a decade of high expectations. I told them I had no particular standards and just desired someone who would make me happy and who I would make happy in return. For me, it all came down to compatibility. Dating started off as a hopeful adventure than began to deteriorate the more I pursed it, which eventually caused me to stop. There was no major event that led to my decision to stop dating; rather, it was a long process that only grew as the experiences began to tally up.
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A few weeks ago, when the coronavirus pandemic was really ramping up in the United States, a married friend asked me what dating would look like for single people. Amid my shelf-stable food buying and working from home , I thought this was a weird question. I also secretly hoped that swipe apps would be a more magical place where you could fall in love sight unseen like a cast member on Love Is Blind. Honestly, that hope proved true—in some ways. For a lot of people, dating right now is exciting. It feels like talking to your middle school crush on the phone from your childhood bedroom. But as the reality of life under a pandemic sets in, things are also getting pretty dark.
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Dating right now is sometimes the most fun thing ever. This is the world we live in now. While there are certain realities about courtship that are irrevocably altered because of how the internet has evolved our social habits, there is no reason why we should let people treat us with any less honesty and respect. Out of all the complete little piles of horse shit on the tumultuous landscape of dating, these are the big 4 that way too many people do — and way too many of us tolerate.
There are many people who have some kind of awkward or horrific story about an online dating encounter they have had, whether it was in person or online if they even showed up, you are considered lucky by some. There are way less sticky consequences and accountability when talking to someone online. Not only could you end up being catfished, you could also just be completely misled as far as personalities. You could get along with someone online great because they tell you they have a lot of common interests when they are actually just trying to impress you or get you to like them. One of the great things about dating and meeting people the old fashioned way is that there is more of a chance you could have mutual friends.